Greek Prime Minister to Visit Turkey

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Greek Prime Minister to Visit Turkey
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is expected to visit Turkey on Sunday to meet with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Mitsotakis will first attend Istanbul Fener Greek Orthodox Patriarchate Sunday Service and celebrate the Feast of Orthodoxy, then will be received by Erdoğan. The officials will meet for lunch.

While the Ukraine-Russia conflict is expected to dominate the agenda, the two officials are also scheduled to address bilateral relations.

NATO members and neighbours Turkey and Greece disagree on a variety of topics, including rival claims over jurisdiction in the Eastern Mediterranean, air space, energy, the ethnically divided island of Cyprus, the status of the Aegean Sea islands and demilitarisation of Islands.

Turkey, which has the longest continental coastline in the Eastern Mediterranean, has rejected Greece's and the Greek Cypriot administration's maritime border claims, stating that their exorbitant demands violate Turkey's and Turkish Cypriots' sovereign rights.

Turkish officials have consistently stated that Ankaraddressesng lingering regional issues through international law, good neighbourly relations, dialogue, and negotiations.

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